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  2. A. Brown and Company (3)

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1864, Knickerbocker Hall

A. Brown and Company
New York, New York
Origin Date:
overall: 22 in x 22 3/4 in
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
Fine Art


This color lithograph depicts a scene from the Knickerbocker Hall during the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair in 1864. Men in top hats and women in hoop skirts and bonnets are standing or seated in a large room decorated with American flags and garland. Long tables are adorned with models of buildings and ornate food. A large portrait of a man in military dress holding a cane is on display on the wall in the back of the room. For more information on this item and the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, see "Lincoln Lore" number 1749, November, 1963. See Item ID numbers 71.2009.081.0368, 71.2009.081.0020, 71.2009.081.0035, and 71.2009.081.1351 to see related Brooklyn Sanitary Fair prints. The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection includes several more items related to various sanitary fairs held during the 1860s to raise funds for the United States Sanitary Commission such as a printed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, a donation certificate, a fan, a medal, a broadside "To the Loyal Women of America," several lithographs, sheet music, "The Sanitary Commission of the United States: a Succinct Narrative of Its Works and Purposes," and several related books and catalogs of items donated for sale at various sanitary fairs, the full texts of which are also online. To see all of the related items in this collection go to www.lincolncollection.org and search the keyword "sanitary." To view the full text of books and pamphlets online, click in the "Download this document" box. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum